Best Pokémon Trainers

The Top Ten

1 Ash Ash Ash Ketchum, known as Satoshi in Japan, is a fictional character in the Pokémon franchise owned by Nintendo. Ash is training to be a Pokemon Master, with his buddy Pikachu. Ash tries to stop the evil Team Rocket from stealing his Pikachu.

What about pokemon trainer rusty?

Not only ash is one of the nicest guys in the world (which everyone should know), but also he is way more strong than other people say. After all, the reason why people say ash is suck is because he's apparently bad in battle. Yes, he never won a league, but winning at the league is way harder in the anime than the games. If the gym leader only have two mons you need to use the same ammount of pokemon. If Red from origin were in the real anime I don't know the number of time he would lose to brock or Giovanni. Also once you have all badges, you need to beat all participate trainers and elite four and the champ without losing! In the game not only you don't fight against trainers in tournament but if you lose to the league you can retry any time. So ash isn't that bad. Also, being the main character of the anime, the writer make him lose to trainer like Cameron and Ritchie even if this doesn't make sense. And speaking of Ritchie, I think that since Ash reached the indigo league, he ...more

Ash has travelled many islands so he really is

Ash is the best trainer for me, I do see Alan so fierce, strong, competitive and can catch up to any Trainers, I also see Red that caught a Mewtwo and his defeats aren't that many, But for some Reason, Ash may not be strong but I still see, He can make the Pokemon World brighter again, With his Clever, Love, Kindness to all Pokemons and Trainers, Now tell me How many did Alan and Red helped, How many did Ash helped, Alan wanted to prove his the strongest mega trainer, Ash wanted to prove that his a Pokemon Master, Red wanted to catch Legendaries, See the difference, Ash doesn't want to be the strongest, Ash didn't want Legendaries cause he likes them Free, Some of you guys compare it by Strength, But we must remember... Strength is Important but Care is even more Important, I just hope you guys had a reflection, Also.. isn't that Greninja and Ash has more united than Red and his Charizard, Ash lost to Every Pokemon League but Ash did everything for Pokemon to be better and greater...

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2 Red Red

Ash is incompetent. Meanwhile, Red managed to catch at the very least 158 Pokemon Species. Red is the true Pokemon Master.

Red is first always first

Red have caught many legendary Pokemon

Can you guys think well, We all know that Red is by far maybe the Strongest, But this List is about the Best, Not By how Strong they are, Ash helped many people, Did Red even helped that many, You guys are in a daze by now. Ash is not that strong but he helped a lot of people, What did Red do? Catch a Mewtwo? Win Pokemon Leagues? I just wanna tell you guys this, Ash never caught a Mewtwo cause he never wanted to catch it nor capture it. I hope you guys are all Listening, Its in the Heart, Not in your Body. You guys are comparing them by How Strong They are... Go to a list which compares whose the strongest and not this list cause this list is the Best from the word Best it means How Good They are, How Talented They are, How many People liked them

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3 Brock Brock Brock is a character from Pokemon and is created by game freak & Nintendo. He was the first gym leader in pewter city, and specializes in rock Pokemon . more.

"I'll use my frying pan as a drying pan! " - Pokemonfan10

What are you saying, Brock could beat everybody with his great intelligence

He is not too strong

Her is a gym leader

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4 Misty Misty Misty, known as Kasumi in Japan, is a fictional character in the Pokémon franchise owned by Nintendo and created by Satoshi Tajiri. She’s the gym leader in Cerulean city & specializes in water Pokemon. In the games, she’s known as ‘the tomboy mermaid.’ more.

She is my favorite character. She should be 3rd and brock should be 4th

Best trainer and my favourite.should be 1

Misty is the greatest best water pokemon trainer she cares about pokemon a lot and the gym leader of cerulean city

She is my one of the best and favourite character

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5 Giovanni

He knew how dangerous Mewtwo was, and he gathered the Master ball as the last way out if he would fail to controll Mewtwo. Giovanni was going to save the world.

Well he controlled Mewtwo in kanto before ran away!

Giovani is so good Pokemon trainer

This place belongs to Steven the Hoenn champion..He has Metagross while other champions don't have mega evolved pokemon except diantha but he is still the strongest..he can defeat Alan while ash can't so he deserves to be ahead

6 Cynthia Cynthia

Her garchomp can even defeat all six Pokemon.

the best

Badass monster whom in the anime defeated Tobias off screen

Why are is Cynthia this low!? She is the best Pokemon trainer. She trains her Pokemon pretty good and could squash if they battle.

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7 May May May is a female companion to Ash in the generation 3 anime. She was also the female character in Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire. May (anime) debuted in the 275th episode, "Get the Show on the Road!" She was going to be a trainer, but wasn't excited about it. After meeting a more.

She is the best coordinator and trainer after ash. She should be number 2 in this list. Her skills are more or less same as ash. She have also tied with ash. Her unique technique making ability is same as ash. So she deserves 2nd spot.

She deserves second spot. Her unique battling style is same as ash. She is best after ash.

She is Best.

She have some great Pokemons like blaziken,beautifly, venusaur, wartortle, glaceon and her munchlax also knows some great moves like metronome, solar beam and focus punch.

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8 Gary Gary

He’s my favorite rival I wish he had a brother

Gary is a tough guy... at least better than a average trainer and he won many battles from Ash too...

At least he knows his Pokemon!

Gary is best trainer because he hane mega bkastoise

9 Tobias Tobias

Lol yes! Tobias is one of the best trainers in the anime but only because all he has are legendries, meh. - Friendshipper11

Tobias is by far the strongest trainer ever in the pokemon anime ever... In the Sinnoh league, Ash whom you have kept at the first place, is easily taken down by only 2 of Tobias's Pokemon

He might be the powerful trainer till now. He might have even more powerful pokemon than darkrai and latias in his team.

He defeated all of Ash's 6 pokemon were defeated by only darkrai and latios and won the final match with only darkrai.

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10 You

Just keep training to be the best!

Technically speaking, you are Red. You played as him. - yungstirjoey666

Out of interest,but who is YOU is this a real trainer OK ALL HAIL YOU YOU ARE THE BEST YOU ARE A LEGENDARY POKEMON MASTER AND CHAMPION YOU CAUGHT ALL POKEMON nearly GO YOU ONE MORE QUESTION me or you just who MY NAME,IBRAHIM I will do my best to be the best I can be so woohoo I could go on but I am legally the best at conquering regions especially unova I love unova it is the BEST

Yes YOU even defeated red at mt silver, cynthia, steven stone, blue, misty, may as your rival, giovanni, lance, iris, dawn, alder, serena,...
YOU are the stongest pokemon trainer
YOU are the greatest pokemon master
YOU are the game GOD
all hail YOU

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The Contenders

11 Serena Serena Serena has proven to be a kind and polite girl but she can also be openly rebellious towards her mother, Grace. In Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!, she refused to wake up when Grace ordered her to, and gave a sassy response to her mother's call to watch the news. This tumultuous relationship more.

Get pregnant at 10 serena

Nah - Pokemonfan10

Serena is bad at Pokemon battles even worse than Ash

For me she is best and I like her

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12 Sabrina Sabrina Sabrina is a fictional character in the Pokemon universe as the gym leader of the Saffron City Gym who specializes in psychic type Pokemon.

The girl controls stuff with her mind. She's beyond difficult to beat too.

Sabrina is hot

Why is Sabrina this low!? She controls the mighty Thu-fi-zer. That Articuno Zapdos and Moltres combined. Also, In the games I can never beat her without glitching a level one hundred.

13 Green Green

Green or Blue is Red's rival and is very strong considering he took down the Elite Four and Champion with ease which is shown in Pokemon Generations

She can basically match any opponent with her ditto

14 Dawn Dawn

Mamoswine is cool and so is its trainer

Dawn is awesome I am a lot like her and can relate to her the most

She should be above misty


15 N N

This guy can understand Pokemon and can call legendary Pokemon! He could easy beat ash 😑.

Such an interesting character, his morals are intriguing as well as his personality. Definitely should be higher up.

Honestly never played be but I want to do bad - Masterofal

N is great and his Pokemon also

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16 Iris Iris

Iris sucks - FearMe

Iris go iris

Iris is the best trainer in the entire world, it’s a pity she didn’t have a chikorita

17 Drake

You use to call me on my cell-phone

Drake - Hotline Bling

Are you kidding me? he have ditto... noob list

18 Professor Oak Professor Oak

Professor Oak is really cool!

Professor Oak is quite great of a trainer... you see he is a professor...
Like in one of the episodes, Oak showed a REALLY strong pidgey.

Professor means he should be good or better than an average trainer.
Also he taught Ash's Pokemon new attacks, defences, etc...

Professor oak counts because back in the first national Kanto league tournoment professor oak at aping age became the first champion in the world and red won the seventh kanto tourney.


19 Clemont Clemont Clemont originates in Pokemon XY, created by Nintendo & game freak. is a gym leader of the lumoise city. He specialized in electric Pokemon and is known as a genius. more.


Clemont appeared in pokemon xy the series. He almost beat Ash but his Luxray did not have any power left. Clemont base a crush on Serena.

I honestly think Clemont is best boi. He protecc, He attacc, But most importantly... HE SMILE BACC. he's by far a better trainer than Ash is since.. Ash is overpowered. His inventions besides the Aipom arm always blow up, he's Awkward, He might be overprotective, But he always will be.. Best character

He's okay - 1507563

20 Trip

He deserves a higher place.

Oh yah I just beat ash, again. I'm so happy

21 Alder
22 Norman

He's a gym leader! Everyone had trouble beating him... Max even cried when Ash won... Duh!

23 Rosa Rosa
24 Ethan

Ash is first kill me

Ethan beat Red so Ethan deserves to be at least second. Ash gives his Pokemon to professors whenever they evolve, so Ethan is better than him, which makes Ethan best. He is the champion of two regions while ash is the champion of none. Ethan is like on of the only trainers to fully evolve his starter too.

Although Red I'd awesome, Ethan is the best because he beats Red and he has 16 badges and he is the champion of 2 regions.

Gold Fanboy 4 Life! He has 16 badges, beat Red, beat Lance, caught Ho-Oh and Lugia, caught the legendary dogs, - FrozenHatingPokefan

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25 Cilan Cilan Cilan is one of the three Gym Leaders of Striaton City's Gym, known officially as the Striaton Gym, in Pokemon Black and White. In the anime, he is classified as an A-class Pokemon Connoisseur and traveled with Ash Ketchum in the Unova region. He first debuted in Triple Leaders, Team Threats!.
26 Lance

The op Hacker

Dragonite... Why do you paralyze me so? WHY?

Lance is weak I swept his team using only my starter

How is he worse then serena,giovanni,brock AND ESPECIALLY ASH

27 Alain

Alain is the best trainer

Come on. Watch the Mega Evolution Specials. Your jaw would drop evertime because he ALMOST DEFEATED PRIMAL GROUDON ALONE UNTIL RAYQUAZA CAME.

Why isn't Alain in the top five it did defeat ash and has a strong charities that defeated on of the elite fours in the malls region

Best trainer ever

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28 Nate
29 James

he sucks

30 Yellow Yellow

Why Do People not read the manga. #Yellow

They double evolved a butterfree. DOUBLE EVOLVE. what IS THAT? Also he or she had a team of fully evolved Pokemon one day after going on an adventure and beat lance with a pikachu, butterfree, a doduo and a few other crappy bastards. As a trainer, that speaks volumes.

Oh and they can talk to Pokemon.

31 Barry
32 Hilbert Hilbert
33 Steven Steven

Come on steven is way better than ash reason one ash lost in the quarter finals and steven is the hoenn champion.


Steven and his Metagross fought on par with Mega Charizard and messed up Kyrogues back

Steven is my favorite trainer
His best Pokemon is mega Metagross

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34 Drayden

Drayden is from where Iris is from Dragon Village and is the gym leader there IRIS IS NOT A GYM LEADER FOR HEAVENS SAKE

Who the heck is Drayden

35 Brendan

Alrighty... Everyone, all you hilly-billies, WHY THE HECK IS BRENDAN DOWN HERE?! HE SHOULD BE LIKE TOP 10!

36 Jessie

She's good she might lose but she is pretty good with wobbufet - 1507563

She is a horrible trainer! I can’t even count how many times she’s been mean to Meowth. WATCH THE MOVIES!,!,

37 Blue

Better than Red, I must say.

"In pokemon blue, RED was the blue and blue was the red. Blue should be tied 1st with Red

Blue is tough and is a strong trainer and is the grandson of Professor Oak

Why is Blue so low? I still cannot believe that Ash is first

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38 Cameron

I love cameron

39 Cress
40 Hilda Hilda
41 Lt. Surge Lt. Surge Lt. Surge is a fictional character in the Pokémon series and the Gym Leader of Vermillion City who specializes in electric type Pokémon, in the anime he's extremely arrogant, aggressive and refers to other trainers as babies for not meeting his qualities his main Pokémon is Raichu who he evolved more.
42 Silver

Silver is a powerful trainer

He defeated Gold and Gold defeated Red. Come on!

He is the best

43 Lucas
44 Colress
45 Volkner
46 Whitney

You know that Miltank beat your ass!

47 Hareta

The kid who defeated Cyrus, Mitsumi, and others. Now if only he, Red, and Yellow battled.

48 Korrina Korrina Korrina is a fictional character in the Pokémon Series as the Shalour City Gym leader in the XY series, in the anime she's a cheerful girl with a explosive personality she has a Lucario who she raised and grew up with from when it was a Riolu, she was later tasked by her grandfather Gurkinn with finding more.

LOVE her and lucario

49 Lillie Lillie

She has bag power, like come on. No comparison with anyone else.

50 Bonnie Bonnie Bonnie is created by game freak & Nintendo. She was in Pokemon X and Pokemon Y, as Clemont's (the electric type gym leader of Lumiose City) younger sister. She gave out quizzes to trainers who came to challenge the gym, who if they get it wrong would have to challenge a trainer. more.

Shes adorable

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